30. Using ASP.NET Web Parts

An Introduction to Web Parts

The term Web Parts can actually mean two different things: Web Parts as a technology and Web Parts as the controls that reside on an ASP.NET Web Page.

Web Parts technology consists of a series of ASP.NET controls that let you easily develop portal-like pages that can be customized and arranged within a browser while viewing a page. Web Parts technology also supports ASP.NET personalization, a feature that allows individual users of a site to customize the appearance and layout of a page and to have that customization applied automatically each time they visit the site.

Web Parts controls are the controls inserted onto a Web Parts page. They can be either custom controls that you or other ...

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